Female Cockatiel - brown crusting on mouth

by Ann

I have a 14 month old clear pied (all white) female cocktiel that has had two clutches & she has brown crusting on both sides of her mouth; which she's had for awhile. Seems very healthy and playful otherwise.


I have had many cockatiels over the years (just a pet owner not a breeder) and have never seen this. I'd really appreciate any ideas.

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Mar 18, 2011
Bird with possible yeast infection
by: The Avian Vet

Cockatiels, especially the color mutations, easily develop yeast infections that can look like this. If she has been feeding babies this could be a build up of regurgitated food. I recommend that you have her examined by an avian veterinarian in the event that this is an infection.

Dr B

Mar 17, 2011
Cockatiel with crust around beak
by: Tracie

I have asked Dr B to answer this question. He usually answers within 3 days.

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